Category Archives: Announcements

Announcement: Feminist Scholarship at the Leading Edge of Digital Tech

By The Editors | October 30, 2014

To celebrate it’s 40th anniversary Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society has put together a special website (link above) using digital techniques of various kinds, thus providing what may well be the most sophisticated deployment humanities scholarship on the web. Read the full post here.

Vatican Library Making 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free [Photos]

Announcement: Vatican Library Making 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free

By Amanda Regan | October 23, 2014

From the announcement: The Vatican Apostolic Library is now digitising its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website, available for the public to view for free, as well as turning to crowdfunding to help it complete its work. Source: Vatican Library Making 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free [Photos]

Announcement: MassMine Training Session, Nov. 13, 2014, and Online

By the Editors | October 21, 2014

From the announcement: Training: November 13, 2014, 12-1pm, in Library West 211, and via Adobe Connect (link to be added) This meet-up will take the form of a hands-on training session for using MassMine. The session will include an introduction to MassMine and how it was created in response to a humanities research question, how […]

Announcement: Maps and Mappers for the Mapmaker Manifesto

By The Editors | October 7, 2014

This year, the Istanbul Design Biennial has chosen the theme The Future is Not What it Used To Be. When they opened the call for participation back in January, they asked for manifestos of any form – words, videos, artworks, anything that spoke to this theme. So the Mapmaker Manifesto was born. This manifesto demands […]

Announcement: Digital Humanities Around the World in 80 Days

By The Editors | September 30, 2014

From the announcement: Around DH in 80 Days is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Digital Humanities collaboration that seeks to introduce new and veteran audiences to the global field of DH scholarly practice by bringing together current DH projects from around the world. Read More: Digital Humanities Around the World in 80 Days

Announcement: CERN and APS Announce Open Access Partnership

By The Editors | September 23, 2014

Announcement: The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN1) jointly announce a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in the APS journal collection to be Open Access. Articles in APS’ Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C in 2015 and 2016 will be covered by this […]

Announcement: Wearable Cartography

By The Editors | September 9, 2014

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a portal mapping system that transmits remotely a digital map of the wearer’s environment.  The concept behind the technology is known as simultaneous localization and mapping or SLAM and previously had only been applied to mapping by robots.  Read Full Post Here.

Announcement: American Antiquarian Society to add Political Cartoon Collection to Metadata Games

By sookiemonster | August 19, 2014

The American Antiquarian Society recently completed photographing over 600 political cartoons produced in the United States between 1764 and 1876. This collection of images includes everything from very early cartoons relating to the establishment and operation of the federal government, to defaming depictions of local politicians embroiled in election-time battles. The AAS has partnered with […]

Announcement: Berkeley Prosopography Services receives NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant

By the Editors | July 24, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities announced seven recipients of Digital Implementation Grants yesterday, including Berkeley Prosopography Services (BPS). Berkeley Prosopography Services, led by Laurie Pearce and Niek Veldhuis, was originally developed as part of a 2009 NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. Patrick Schmitz, from Research IT, was responsible for the architecture and […]